S-OFF means that the NAND portion of
the device is unlocked and can be written to.
The default setting for HTC’s devices
is S-ON, which means that neither can you access certain areas of
the system nor can you guarantee a permanent root. Furthermore,
signature check for firmware images is also ensured by the S-ON
I S-OFF My HTC ?
HTC have installed a sort of security
check whose level is determined by S-OFF/S-ON.
Essentially, this security level is a
flag stored on the device’s radio that checks signature images for
any firmware before it is allowed to be written to system memory.
This hinders using any custom ROMs,
splash images, recovery etc., and also restricts access to the NAND
However, when security level is set to
S-OFF, the signature check is bypassed, allowing a user to upload
custom firmware images, unsigned boot, recovery, splash and HBOOT
images, as well as official firmware that has been modified, this
enabling maximum customization of your HTC Android device.
Furthermore, S-OFF also reduces
restrictions on accessing the NAND flash memory on the device,
allowing all partitions (including /system) to be mounted in write
mode while the operating system is booted.
How Do I Know If My
Device Is S-ON Or S-OFF ?
Simply boot into HBOOT on your device,
and the text on top will show the flag status as either S-OFF or
S-ON. A full root generally means S-OFF.
(Use google to find out how to boot
your device in HBOOT mode, the most common way is power phone off
then hold volume down button and power button down at
the same time)
How Do FoneFunShop
Perform The S-OFF ?
We use an
XTC clip, if you have many handsets to S-OFF maybe you should
buy one here
You can now buy the
XTC PAYG Red Clip and S-Off/Unlock your phone from home yourself
How do I use this service?
After making your order below, you
will receive an order form via email, print this out.
If you pay online print out your
payment receipt email too.
If you wish to pay via cash, postal
order or cheque, include this with your order form.
Take out your sim card and memory card
and keep it safe, as this is not needed.
If possible, fully charge the battery
and turn your phone off.
Wrap your phone in bubble wrap or
Place wrapped phone in a jiffy bag,
along with your order form and payment.
Send your phone to us at the address
below via special delivery, to ensure your phone is delivered to us
132 Handsworth Road
After we receive your phone, we will
get to work on it right away. Once unlocked we will return your
phone to you via royal mail special delivery. We will also email
you with your tracking number too.
Order This Service Be sure to select UK
return delivery when ordering
NEW You can now buy the
XTC PAYG Red Clip and S-Off/Unlock your phone from home yourself !